Category Archives: Luke

February 7 – Compassion – Recognizing needs and throwing money

Read Luke 9:10-17 and John 6:1-13 You may be surprised to hear that this is the only miracle that is recorded in all four of the gospels. But that fact makes the feeding of the 5000 no more historically true than a miracle … Continue reading

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February 6 – Compassion – From a friend in need to a Father who cares

Read Luke 11:1-13 The disciples had observed something in Jesus that they wanted to experience.  They were aware of something John had done with his disciples that they wanted Jesus to do with them.  They wanted to learn to pray, and … Continue reading

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February 2 – Compassion – Available to those in need

Read Luke 10:25-37 “I’m too busy.”  “I’m too important.”  “I have a pressing appointment.”  “He is from the wrong side of town.”  “His injuries are well beyond my first aid training.”  “Surely someone else will stop.”  “Maybe he is just pretending … Continue reading

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January 28 – God’s Will – God’s will but never abandoned

Read Luke 13:1-5 It was the day after Christmas, 2004.  It seemed like life as usual in the Asian countries around the rim of the Indian Ocean.  But a 9.0 earthquake deep underwater in the ocean would change all of that.  … Continue reading

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January 11 – The Crucible of Crisis – A crisis prayer God didn’t forget

Read Isaiah 49:15; Luke 12:6-7 God used two things to make me passionate about a ministry in crisis response. The first was studying crisis throughout the pages of Scripture, which has provided most of the source material for these devotionals. The … Continue reading

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December 25 – GIVE JOY – Merry Christmas!

Read Luke 1:26-2:21 and John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” From all of us at Grace Church, Merry … Continue reading

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December 24 – GIVE JOY – Rescue

Read Luke 19:1-10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10 You probably know the story of Christmas. A trip to Bethlehem. No room. A birth. A manger. Angels. Shepherds. A star. Magi. … Continue reading

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